Tips & Tricks: resume, cv, cover letter and sheet

This guide was created to give you helpful tips how create a unique resume, CV, cover letter and cover sheet, that will help you to get your dream career!

If you want to be successful, you have to present your skills and knowledge convincingly. The greater the competition for a job, the more convincing your application must be!

Complete application documents include the cover sheet, the cover letter / letter of application, a resume, as well as relevant references, certificates and evidence. In addition, the application is increasingly being expanded to include a third page / letter of motivation.

Most important rule: focus on the points that are most relevant to the job! 

 Cover Sheet

The cover sheet is part of a complete application. The cover letter functions as a book cover. It leads to the further content and forms a nice framework for your application documents. With a cover sheet, you make a professional impression. You can find examples here in our shop.

Cover Letter / Letter of application

The letter of application make it clear, why you are the right one for this job!  You need a correct structure, an interesting and convincing application text and some eye-catchers to get attention.



Therefore, try to make it as interesting as possible and describe your suitability and motivation for the position at the company. Therefore, emphasize your personal and professional strengths and address relevant (!) previous activities. A cover letter is exactly one A4 page and should not repeat all stages of the resume. Instead, you should use the cover letter to present your achievements to show your skills and your strengths. Always refer to the specific job advertisement and address the most important points in the cover letter. Formulate everything actively, use verbs and action words that illustrate your performance. Include job-relevant keywords in your cover letter.

Helpful Verbs to describe your skills

Formulate your curriculum vitae (CV), resume or personal resume – and your cover letter – active and positive.

We have summarized some verbs for you:

Verbs for Accomplishments: Achieved, Expanded, Improved, Pioneered,
Reduced (losses), Resolved (problems), Spearheaded, Transformed, Operationalized.

Communication:  Addressed, Arbitrated, Arranged, Authored, Collaborated, Convinced, Corresponded, Developed, Directed, Drafted, Edited, Enlisted, Formulated, Influenced, Interpreted, Lectured, Mediated, Moderated, Negotiated, Persuaded, Promoted, Publicized, Reconciled, Recruited, Spoke, Translated.

Helping: Assessed, Assisted, Clarified, Coached, Counseled, Contributed, Demonstrated, Diagnosed, Educated, Enabled, Expedited, Familiarized, Support, Guided, Motivated, Referred, Rehabilitated, Represented, Supported, Teach, Trained.

Technical: Assembled, Analyzed, Built, Calculated, Computed, Designed, Developed, Devised, Engineered, Fabricated, Maintained, Operated, Overhauled, Programed, Remodeled, Repaired, Solved, Upgraded.

Financial: Administered, Allocated, Analyzed, Appraised, Audited, Balanced, Budgeted, Calculated, Computed, Developed, Forecasted, Increased, Managed, Marketed, Planned, Programmed, Projected, Researched, Boosted.

General: Accomplish, Achieved, Address, Amend, Assess,  Assist, Build, Created, Design, Establish, Expand, Generate, Grow, Guide, Implement, Initiate, Launch, Plan, Produced, Quantify, Reach, Redesign, Reduce, Retain, Train, Upgrade, Write.

Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)

A resume does more than summarize your educational background and work history; they emphasize the results of your past experience and show your skills and experience you got. A Resume can only ever be adapted to a specific point. There is no place for unnecessary or irrelevant information.  Which categories are described in the resume, will be determined directly and by the requirement profile of a particular job.

If you have a specific job posting that you are applying to you will want to ensure that your resume and cover letter are catered to this requirements (knowledge, skills and abilities) that are outlined on the job descriptions. You will be required to make revisions to your resume and cover letter to each position that you will apply to as you will want to cater your documents to make them relevant. This is very important as job postings are prepared as a “wish list” from the employer and if you are able to match your qualifications to the requirements, you will more likely be invited to an interview. The resume should not exceed one A4 page. You can find examples here in our shop.




  • Personal Details: Name, address, telephone number, E-Mail.
  • Summary: Here you describe yourself in two or three short sentences.
  • Objective: Here you formulate which job and position you are aiming for the company.
  • Skills: This point includes your languages skills and your IT skills or other skills that are relevant to the job.
  • References: Two people who can provide information about you and your career.
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Activities


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